Friday, January 14, 2011

New Tulip Painting- "Snow White and Rose Red"

This is the first of two paintings I had on hold until I decided where I wanted to go with them.  Initially it looked like this:
 But I was unhappy with the background and I didn't like how perfectly symmetrical the tulips were, especially the red one.....backgrounds are usually the hardest part of painting for me.  This one has been more colors than I care to admit!  Anyway, after studying it for awhile, I knew I wanted to add more leaves into the background and I wanted to change the red tulip to a red flame tulip.  So, that's what I did, and I like it MUCH better now!  The flame tulip has that asymmetrical feel that I love about parrot tulips and it offers a bit more interest to the overall composition.
 So that's one of two that I wanted to rework and then I'll be ready to start something new.  Of course, since posting the image for my next painting, one of my "free" spirited ladies has popped up in my head and is rather insistently begging to be put at the top of the who knows what my next piece willbe.  Maybe I'll let Inspiration Avenue's next challenge decide for me!
Toodles for now,


Kiki aka Victoria said...

Yay Stephanie how gorgeous and uplifting..the colors spark me wth life..wondrous art!I miss my garden..this speaks to my soul! Shine on! I also love your new blog header wow..beautiful!
Have a sparkling wkd!

Kelly Jeanette said...

Lovely painting! Making me long for warmer weather.

Magpie said...

Oh I love the new improved version. The first one looked good, but the new one is fabulous! I love the showy red and white beauty in the front, and the background is perfect.

Phew, I'm ready to see some spring bulbs poking up through the soil...but I'll just have to be patient :)

Tammy said...

Gorgeous! I adore Parrot Tulips! They are so beautiful and feminine with their lacy edges. Your paintings are always so gorgeous!

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Your new painting is an improvement, while I think both are beautiful. The old one seems a bit flat compared to the new one with the parrot tulip. But I'm sure you weren't finished with the first one. I do like your additions. I tend to like asymmetrical things, too. Beautiful work Stephanie! (As usual!!!)

Laura Haviland said...

Talented Stephanie, my dear friend..
All I can say is you totally "Wow" me !!!
So beautiful, I love your painting.
I just adore your new blog header, I have a thing for owls. haha.
Best creative wishes, Big Hugs Laura. xoxo

Regina said...


Charlie said...

Oh I really like the red and white together. It's beautiful and so inspiring.